February 14, 2013, - 5:02 pm

Chuck Hagel’s Anti-Israel Speeches – I Told You About It First; Jennifer Rubin’s Double Standard on Israel-Hatred; UPDATE: Rand Paul Puts on Hold

By Debbie Schlussel

**** SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATE: Apparently (and surprisingly) Rand Paul acquired some guts on this. See below. ****

I’m having a good laugh at the pretentious Drudge Report and so-called conservative websites who think they have some kind of scoop because they recently demanded videos of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Obama Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s speeches to the Arab American Institute (AAI, where he went on behalf of John McCain) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). Those who think they have some sort of meaningful scoop on this old news, include Breitfraud whose moronic editor Joel Pollak is in love with anti-Israel Nelson Mandela and claims pro-Palestinian Mandela “loves Israel” because the mother of Pollak’s quickie convert South African wife worked for Jew-hating Mandela, so he won’t tell the truth; the Washington Free Beacon’s idiotette Alana Goodman, who told us for the last two years–while she worked at Commentary–that we should all gush over the Egyptian democracy bullcrap and praise Obama for helping depose Mubarak; and the pan-Muslim Republican Jewish Coalition’s paid whore, Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post. In fact, I went undercover to some of those events and heard Chuck Hagel speak in person. As I noted on this site, months ago, Hagel did, in fact, attack Israel and “the Jewish lobby” at the Arab American Institute events (he spoke at several in the Detroit area). I know because I was there (at least for some of his speeches). But it’s not news, though Politico’s whitewash of it is inaccurate, since Politico only viewed one video of one such speech to Arab groups. Hagel made several such speeches. Flashback from my December 14, 2012 column:

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Chuck Hagel Hates Israel & Jews, Loves Islam & Islamic Terrorism Supporters; But Testes-Challenged GOP Won’t Filibuster

Over the years, I’ve watched Hagel become a favored figure on the Arab Muslim lecture circuit. I’ve seen him speak at many organizations that openly support Hezbollah and HAMAS. And I’ve seen him viciously attack Israel to those Arab groups in a way only a Jew-hater can. . . . As you know, John McCain ran for President several times. When he ran against then-Governor George W. Bush in 2000, I gave McCain kudos for refusing to appear at the pro-Hezbollah/HAMAS Arab American Institute’s (AAI) political conference in Dearbornistan (both George W. Bush and Al Gore sent slobbering Islamo-panderers to the confab). But his good friend, Senator Hagel, was a proud participant at the conference. The things he said about Jewish political power and Israel were the kind of things you’d hear at a Klan rally . . . or a mosque. And later on, as McCain was gearing to run for President again, he sent Hagel to the AAI event as his representative.

Also, not news is that Hagel is anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, and the like. The video won’t have any new stuff that’s different from what’s already been said, and wimpy Republican Senators with loud barks and zero bite (like Lindsey Graham who promised to block the Hagel nomination over Benghazi on Sunday, but did no such thing) don’t care. I mean, when Hagel “corrected” himself at his clumsy Senate confirmation hearing, saying he misspoke about attacking “the Jewish lobby” (something I noted, months ago, that he’d said at speeches I attended) and that he really meant “the pro-Israel lobby,” did you hear a single Senator object to his silly “correction”? I didn’t. In fact, what he was saying was the same euphemistic double-speak anti-Semites in the neo-Nazi and Islamic crowds always use. They say, “the evil Zionists,” instead of “the dirty Jews.” Same difference. We know what they mean.


No one will find any new stuff in the Hagel tape, because it’s old news that he’s a Jew-hater and an enemy of Israel, and yet Republicans still don’t have even the tiniest amount of testicles to block his nomination, even to date. John McCain was only “upset” over whether or not Hagel thinks “the surge” worked, when that’s irrelevant, since “the surge” replaced a Sunni bulwark against Iran with Iran-backed Shi’ites put into place with the souls, blood, and limbs of American boys.

So, this whole thing about Arab groups releasing tapes of what Hagel’s already acknowledged and admitted that he said–such admissions of such outrageous bigotry against Jews and Israel not being enough for all but a few brave Senators such as Ted Cruz and Jim Inhofe–is much ado about nothing. What’s in the videos is no different than what’s in his admissions to having said outrageous stuff.

Outrageous stuff that isn’t enough for Senators like John McCain and Susan Collins to do the right thing and engage in a filibuster. It tells me that if they were around in Europe in 1940, they’d choose the easy way and say, “Well, my vote is against this Nazi, but he deserves a vote on the full floor so that all the Nazis can vote him in because it’s ‘the honorable thing to do.'”

Remember, you heard about what’s in Hagel’s speeches to these pro-Hezbollah/HAMAS Arab groups from me months ago. These also-ran rip-off artists now harping on it won’t find anything that’s as outrageous as what Hagel’s already admitted to . . . and what simply doesn’t bother John McCain and others as much as it should.

If Hagel’s nomination is eventually stalled and he does not get confirmed, it won’t be because of any videos. The stuff he already said is clearly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. And, yet, it wasn’t enough for the Senate clowns on both sides of the aisle to tell Chuck Hagel and Barack Obama to go to hell.

And that’s the saddest story of all of this, no matter the ultimate result.

One other thing: it’s funny how the Washington Post’s phony conservative/Jew In Name Only Jennifer Rubin suddenly feigns disgust with Hagel’s speeches to the ADC, and yet she is a frequent paid speaker for the Republican Jewish Coalition, which hosts anti-Israel Darrell Issa (who called Israel an “apartheid” state and repeatedly praised Hezbollah) and the enablers of Islamic Jihad terrorist-in-chief Sami Al-Arian. She’ll never say a critical word about that or the RJC though because, hey, she got paid. At the same time Hagel was attacking Jews and Israel at the ADC and AAI, by the way, RJC–Jennifer Rubin’s high-paying patron–was endorsing and praising Hagel, too. Not a single peep outta her over that. Ever.

On Detroit’s Eight Mile, they call that pimpin’ and whorin’, Jenny. Cha-ching!

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Jennifer Rubin Loves the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Jew-Haters

**** UPDATE: Wow, Rand Paul found some courage. His spokeschick Moira Bagley just sent me this, below. Good for him:

Sen. Paul Statement on Hagel and Brennan Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today voted to invoke cloture on President Obama’s nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to serve as Secretary of Defense. Following that vote, which failed to invoke cloture, Sen. Rand Paul released the following statement regarding both Sen. Hagel’s nomination and that of John Brennan, whom the President has nominated to serve as the director to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

“I tend to believe that the President should be entitled to some leeway on his nominees. That is why I voted in favor of Sen. John Kerry, with whom I largely disagree on foreign policy, to serve as Secretary of State. However, I also believe there are standards in both policy and background that go beyond mere disagreement and go to the suitability of the nominee to perform their job,” Sen. Paul said. “That is why I have placed a hold on the nomination of John Brennan to serve as director of the CIA until he answers the question of whether or not the President can kill American citizens through the drone strike program on U.S. soil.”

“That is also why I voted to not end debate on the Hagel nomination. I do not believe Sen. Hagel has adequately explained his activities and their financing since he left the Senate, and I believe this criteria is especially important when dealing with the revolving door between government and the private sector,” he continued.

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Hagel will get confirmed. And while the Republicans have their share of whores, the Democrats for whom the Jews vote in overwhelming numbers will again show that they are the worst anti-Semites who can crap all over their Jewish supporters and yet still get their votes and dollars.

Indeed, if Adolph Hitler ran as a Democrat, he would get the vast majority of Jewish votes in this country. Maybe it is time to close the Holocaust museum on the National Mall in DC, because it seems that most Jews have learned nothing from that most horrid of experiences.

Jonathan E. Grant on February 14, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    You are 100% correct sir. The “Deal” has already been made. The McCain/Graham types, to paraphrase T.R., will walk softly and carry a large twig. Sound and fury…..then either cast a “Safe” nay vote, or, “Reluctantly” vote aye. Hagel will be confirmed, as will the Quisling Brennan. We already have the totally incompetent Kerry as Sec/State…..who was confirmed by the Senate on the basis of, “He’s one of us.” The man has the IQ of a turnip and will be a perfect ventriloquist’s dummy for Obama. BTW, I see Gen. Allen was pushed out. So, we’ll have the new Shemp, Moe and Curly to look forward to….Kerry, Hagel, Brennan. Hillary is warming up in the bullpen ready to come in and save the game. The state run media has already elected her to the Presidency. The low information voter will put her in office. The Republicans? If they nominate Rubio in ’16 will be reported in the media as “Pandering for minority votes.” The state run media will destroy him as they did Romney. Rand Paul? Smart guy…….he’ll be cast as an extremist, a right-winger, uncaring, heartless, etc. My mejor present concern is that we will eventually have some sort of martial law in the country – I’m waiting for our “Reichstag Fire” event, be in internallly or externally caused. We have government agencies arming themselves to the teeth……for what purpose? Our Constitution is being chipped away, bit by bit. We live in dangerous times. I shudder when I hear people echo the mantra from Germany in the 30’s, “It can’t happen here.” I suggest everyone go to their Bible and read Joel: 3, 9-11. Pray for our nation.

    Victoryman on February 15, 2013 at 10:20 am

    JEG,

    Democrats look at Jews the same way that Romney/McCain look at constitutional conservatives: “in the bag.”

    Both think that they are free to betray them because they will somehow be magically “forced” to vote for them. If nothing else, the 2012 election results have exploded the Romney/McCain claims about conservatives being in their pocket. Or it SHOULD have.

    Most of the evidence actually AFFIRMS the Democrats’ decision to take Jews’ votes for granted. Obviously.

    Sta t us MoNkieY on February 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Jon,

I agree with you – Chuck Hagel is an open anti-Semite and Israel hater and the Democrats and the AIPAC Israel lobby doesn’t have a problem with it.

Whether he gets confirmed or not, no one in this country has the guts to say “NO” to a certified bigot who hates Jews serving in the highest reaches of the federal government.

And this appears to include the vast majority of American Stupid Jews whose financing and construction of Holocaust Museums all over the country, shows they still don’t understand the Holocaust was more than just about the mass murder of Jews in Europe.

Its sad and horrifying that most people have no problems with scum like Hagel serving in such a powerful government position given his views on the Jews and Israel. There is no guts and glory in this country to stand up to the wicked likes of him.

NormanF on February 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Here is the dirty little secret. AIPAC and most Jewish based organizations are now headed and staffed by Democrats who rotate into and out of Democratic administrations. These organizations used to be relatively independent of either political party, but just as the Democratic party has subverted the educational system and the news media, they have now subverted the Jewish organizations. This is the ultimate in anti-Semitism. Again, the only Jews who seem to be resistant and have their eyes open are the Orthodox Jews, and about 30-40% of the conservative Jews.

    Jonathan E. Grant on February 14, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Yup.

      Jewish and pro-Israel organizations have been effectively neutered by political correctness and also out of an understandable desire not to become involved in fights they think they can’t win.

      There is an exception to every rule and Hagel is an exception and its a fight that could be won – if Jews can’t bring themselves to say “NO” to a certified bigot, whom will they be willing to say “NO” too?

      This is not a hard case – its an open and shut case as any and while a President should get leeway in his Cabinet picks, that is not absolute. And that’s something that shouldn’t be granted here. Jon, the irony of it all is if Hagel doesn’t get confirmed, Jews sad to say, won’t get the credit for it.

      NormanF on February 14, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      Hagel is vermin. The only thing is that I have faith that eventually Teheran will be glowing a pretty Green.

      Occam's Tool on February 14, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Good point, Jonathan. It’s easy to see which organizations of Jewish Americans still have a spine: The ones that are always excluded from any official Whitehouse functions. Top of that list is ZOA, who is non-grata at the Whitehouse for years now. There are some smaller organizations as well, but most have allowed the liberals to frame the issue of the Israel-Arab conflict. For a complete list of these go-along-to-get-along organizations, just look at the list of signatories to this letter in favor of the creation of a Palestinian State (through negotiations rather than unilateral declaration, but, seriously, what’s the difference?):

      https://jcrcny.wufoo.com/forms/petition-against-a-unilaterally-declared-palestine/

      None of the listed organizations or politicians get a dime of my charity. They shouldn’t get anyone’s, except maybe Obama’s or Hagel’s, or Ahmedinejad’s.

      Phil on February 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I agree with JEG that Hagel will get confirmed, and of course I think that he will be a terrible Secretary of Defense, hating Jews, supporting enemies of our traditional way of life, and weakening our military establishment, while doing nothing about the waste in the Defense Department (bloated overhead, etc.)

And as suggested, I also think the entire
Republican opposition to Hagel is phony. I think that it is being manufactured by them to mask the RP’s slide to the left on so many issues, like spending, immigration, and so on. I think the RP as a whole figures this is an issue that will make them look ‘conservative’ (in front of the base they are antagonizing) at little or no cost. They won’t lose any voters like the imaginary Latino losses over immigration, or the imaginary loss of the moochers/takers over spending.

Make the record. As indicated, the Republican opposition is very narrow — he hasn’t answered all the questions. As you stated, there is certainly enough information already to brand him an enemy of the traditional American way of life. The whole thing about Benghazi is a smokescreen just like a couple of the spending programs a few years ago were initially voted down so the Republicans could make a record in front of the base. That is all the Hagel issue is.

And Benghazi itself is a smokescreen to make it look like the Republicans are making a contribution to foreign policy. Bad as the US role in Benghazi is, bad as the dishonesty and withholding of information by Democrats is, the Republicans are raising this issue as a smokescreen to avoid dealing with the fundamental question of the Arab Spring (sic). The RP will never admit their whole policy for the last two years towards the Mideast was completely misguided, and the relatively isolated issue of Benghazi makes it look like they are doing something.

Politicians in Washington of both parties engage in Byzantine calculations.

Little Al on February 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Just read the update about Rand Paul. He may be the exception to my prior remarks — I have read speculation that he may be going through a Jesse Helms transformation, originally an enemy of Israel who wound up a friend. Too early to tell, and I do not like his position in immigration, but hopefully he will play an overall positive role over time.

Little Al on February 14, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    LA,

    Rand Paul visited Israel last month. Debbie hasn’t always agreed with him and it was smart of his press spokesman to update her. There’s always hope. Only one person has to say “NO”. I don’t care if its a minority view and doing what is right should never be conditioned by considerations of whether its polically incorrect or it makes you unpopular. And saying “NO” can also be a way to shame others.

    NormanF on February 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    A1, you make some very good points, and your suggestion that Rand Paul may be undergoing a transformation similar to Jesse Helms parallels some comments I’ve read by David Brog, Executive Director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), wherein he said: “ [Rand] Paul has thus far seemed oblivious to the reality that Israel’s military is fighting our battles for us and keeping us from having to send our own soldiers to do the job.” But Brog went on to say that “we’re [CUFI is] certainly encouraged to learn that Senator Paul is traveling to Israel. We know that the facts are on Israel’s side. And we know from long experience that there’s nothing like a visit to Israel to learn facts and change minds. We’ve seen such trips work complete transformations in the past, most notably when Senator Jesse Helms flew to Israel in 1984 as a vocal critic of the Jewish state and returned home to be among Israel’s staunchest supporters.”

    However, Brog knows that talk is cheap, and so he made this statement: “If Senator Paul returns from his visit and demonstrates that he has become a true friend to Israel — in both word and IN DEED — then Christians United for Israel will be among the first to congratulate him and welcome him ‘home.’” [Emphasis added.]

    I take a very jaundiced view of Rand Paul because of his father Ron Paul and because—as the old saying goes—“The apple doesn’t fall far from the Tree.” And it’s ironic to note that when Jesse Helms did make his transformation, Ron Paul was among the most prominent of the politicians to accuse Helms of being bribed to “change” by the Israel, the Zionist, the Jewish lobby, or whatever you want to call it. Of course, Ron Paul could not cite any facts, evidence, political contributions, or anything substantive to support his charge, but then neither could Chuck Hagel provide any evidence that the Jewish lobby (“errrrr, Israel lobby”) “intimidated” lawmakers.

    But the bottom line is that Helms proved to be a genuine advocate for a strong America and a strong Israel until the day he died on the 4th of July. We’ll have to wait and see what Rand Paul does, as well as what he says.

    Meanwhile, CUFI, not just an organization of speakers, stepped into action. CUFI helped to organize an effort to educate those on the Hill by sending more than 400 pastors and lay leaders from 46 states to Washington, DC to express their concerns about Hagel. According to David Brog, “The response far surpassed our expectations.” Brog added, “The focus of our message is that this is a nominee who is far outside of the mainstream and who has demonstrated a blind spot to the greatest threat to not only our ally Israel but also America… an Iran determined to acquire nuclear weapons.”
    Brog said that CUFI activists were meeting with 78 senate offices over the course of the day, including as many as 50 senators themselves. During their meetings, the activists noted that more than 22,000 emails from CUFI supporters have already been sent to senators opposing Hagel’s nomination.

    “It is time senators hear from their constituents who have very strong feelings that this nominee endangers our security and our ally Israel’s,” said David Brog.

    Ralph Adamo on February 14, 2013 at 9:48 pm

LA,

I quite agree its self-serving. There are no principled objections to Hagel’s nomination that I can think of – that I’ve heard in the US Senate.

These same people ready to vote to confirm Hagel would never vote to confirm an anti-black or anti-Latino racist but its open season on the Jews.

Jews are partly to blame for where we have come today, with certain honorable objections like Debbie Schlussel, either because they don’t care, they want to ingratiate themselves with Obama or they’re too frightened of accusations of “double loyalty” and whatnot to do what is right.

We don’t have heroes anymore in America.

NormanF on February 14, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I meant honorable “exceptions” not “objections.” LOL But I don’t think Debbie would really mind since its perfectly honorable to object to the likes of Hagel. Not that I think there is anything good or decent about the man. I just wanted to be clear for the record.

    NormanF on February 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Why care about his allegiances to foreign countries? He’s an American first and foremost. Israel spies on us, accepts our free f-16’s, bombs out ships, and sterilizes African Jews. Why not just let them run their own affairs?

Usmc ordie on February 14, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Dear Scumbag:

    Let me address your comments.

    First this is not about Israel. It is about his anti-Semitic remarks that he made, and it is about the fact that he is so dumb, or so paid off, that he can state with a straight face that Iran has a democratically elected government which poses no threat to us, in spite of Iran funneling the IUDS that were used to maim or kill Americans in Iraq and in Afghanistan. Hagel has also received millions of dollars from the Muslims and Arabs to give speeches. That kind of money influences his thoughts and actions.

    Saudi Arabia not only spies on us, but gets tens of billions of dollars of U.S. aid in the form of U.S. troops and the US navy defending that dictatorship. Does Israel have spies here? Yes, just as France, England, etc. have spies here, and just as we have spies in every country of the world. All countries spy on one another, and it has been that way since the 15th century.

    Israel needs spies because the threats to Israel are everywhere. Do you know how many of our politicians and news people get $$$ from the Arabs? Plenty, and Israel needs to know about it.

    Israel does not get F-16’s for free. In return, Israel provides the U.S. with tens of billions of dollars of military and domestic research.

    Finally, your statement that “Israel sterilizes African Jews” shows your libelous bigotry, and shows you are a moron.

    Now, go back to trying to bring your mom to climax on this Valentine’s Day.

    Jonathan E. Grant on February 14, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Mr. Grant, I know some of the bloggers here think that what I am about to write shows a lack of intelligence, but as to what you wrote I have to say “WOW!” On target and funny as hell.

      WilliamMunny on February 15, 2013 at 8:43 am

Anti-Semites and Israel haters like you push the “American Card” to discredit opposition to Hagel. I don’t see you oppposing him when he openly sides with America’s Islamic foes to the detriment of American values and interests.

Its sucks to be you to come out and tell us pro-Israel Americans are not 100% American.

NormanF on February 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

You called me mean names, but didn’t answer my question. Why should our tax money and military technology go towards a country who clearly has not acted in our best interest and actively spies on us? And why should our nominee for secdef pledge his allegiance (abd our money) towards another State?

Usmc ordie on February 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    No one asks the Secretary Of Defense to owe loyalty to a foreign country. That is not and has never been the real issue.

    The truth is Israel spends money here to create American jobs when it buys American military equipment. American aid to Israel is sent to advance US interests in the Middle East.

    You don’t care about the facts b/c your support of Hagel is not for he stands for but for whom he is against as revealed by his speeches and his lobbying activities.

    You’re a bigot as much as him and you complain it hurts! Jews have been on the receiving end of much worse in their history. Stuff a sock in it!

    NormanF on February 14, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I think that most Republicans don’t say anything because antisemitism and “pro-palestine” is fashionable in progressive circles, universities, etc., thus elevating muslims to an oppressed “minority” status, which is of course, ridiculous when talking about the Middle East, let alone the rest of the world. Because Republicans fear being labeled as “bigots” more than death itself, they bend over backwards to accommodate and ingratiate themselves with minorities and perceived minority causes.

DS_ROCKS! on February 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Anti-Semites, such as Hagel and his Muslim pals (and, no doubt, Obama) become obsessed with the idea that Jews control…everything. Further, they believe that Jews are somehow despoiling the “native” culture. What’s more, these aren’t just passing thoughts. They are obsessive ones. It’s what Jew haters think about all the time, every day. It’s the lens through which they understand the world. No doubt Hagel picked this up from a parent way back when.

Adam on February 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I have to laugh when Hagel says Israel controls the State Department.

I really wish the Jews controlled the world! It would be a much more peaceful planet.

And the amount of influence anti-Semites and Israel haters attribute to them, I’m afraid, is greatly exaggerated!

NormanF on February 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Hi Adam – I don’t think Obama cares about culture, native or otherwise. He’s the offspring of a hippy dippy chick and an absentee islamist father. What kind of culture is that?

Nir Leiu on February 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    It’s the kind of culture where he bows and scrapes before his islamist overlords – and insults America’s friends.

    Nir Leiu on February 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    You’re right, Obama and Hagel represent different categories of anti-Semites. Hagel hails from the Buchanan/Ron Paul/paleocon fringe. These are the ideological descendents of traditional European Jew haters.

    Obama is of Carter/Jeremiah Wright/Ayers/Oliver Stone/Chavez school of anti-Semites. They have compatriots on the contemporary European left.

    There is a third category of anti-Semite, the Muslims. We have seen that they will ally with any available anti-Semite, be they from the left or right.

    What’s interesting, and frightening, is the anti-Semitic alliance of convenience which Hagel represents. Nominated by the radical leftist Obama, funded by Muslims, ideologically motivated by traditional right-win Jew hatred, he is a sort of anti-Semitic Frankenstein.

    adam on February 14, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      Adam, that was very good.

      skzion on February 15, 2013 at 11:25 am

        Correction: lower-case adam, not upper-case a-hole Adam.

        It’s like lee and Lee.

        skzion on February 15, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Yep. Here’s a perfect example:

      Israeli soccer star Itay Schechter was forced to miss his British team’s visit to Dubai as a result of ongoing JOOOO-HATRED in the MUZZIE WORLD, The Jewish Chronicle reported.

      Schechter, 25, who plays for Swansea City, was prevented from attending the six-day group training session, as the UAE does not recognize the JOOOOOS right to exist.

      Jewish passport holders can be arrested and deported on entering the UAE without obtaining a special visa in advance.

      Schechter has previously been the victim of anti-Semitic abuse when he was given a Nazi salute during a training session. He has joined his former team in Israel, Hapoel Tel Aviv, to train ahead of a Premier League match this Sunday.

      FrenchKiss on February 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Personally, Hagel’s performance reminded me of the usual borderline dementia Harry Reid rambling nonsense. If we had any real players he would have been annihilated in 5 seconds.

The situation is even worse than it appears because I think many Republicans are simply grandstanding here.
It’s been a sideshow a to make good with their constituency but when it came time to put their money where their mouth is they started playing politics like McCain.
Zero points from me. zero.

This farce shows exactly how far the termites have burrowed.
They’re all taking pointers from the phony in chief while he runs the operation into the ground with big ‘what me?’ grins.
Greatest country in the world. Amen suckers.
Disgusted, I won’t go any further right now.

Frankz on February 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

“And that’s the saddest story of all of this, no matter the ultimate result.”

No, the saddest story is that not a single one of the 11 or 12 Jewish Senators will vote against their Party leader’s nominations. Not against Hegel, not against Brennan (who could, in fact, prove worse). Like Jewish leaders of the 1940s, they’re unwilling to stand up for their community’s interests and values (not to mention good sense and national interest) if it means challenging, and undermining access to, a popular president.

Raymond in DC on February 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I’ve always told Israelis that they should expect only perfidy on the part of most American Jews. They’ll gladly watch Israeli Jews fry if it pleases the base.

    adam on February 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Chuck Hagel ended his career in the U.S. Senate for a good reason. He had moved so far to the left politically that it would have been almost impossible for him to get reelected in a state like Nebraska. Mr. Hagel has a nice video and paper trail that would have would have certainly have sunk a Bush nominee. He served one year(1967-68) in Vietnam, which is hardly a lengthy military career. His subsequent government and private sector experience barely warrants attention apart from his founding a cellular phone company. Someone with Mr. Hagel’s limited experience would not normally have been even considered for the position of Secretary of Defense. He is nothing more than an in your face appointment on the part of Barack Obama.

Worry01 on February 15, 2013 at 12:57 am

Ofcourse another moronic piece by another moronic right winger. Oreilly at least gets paid for his propoganda.

For all those GOPers that are so pro war and anti “entitlements”, why would you rather see your money be spent in a war to spread crony capitalism aka “democracy” in another country who will turn their back against us, than see an hungry American get some food. You people must have some serious mental issues to not figure that out, I guess the easiest target for propoganda are idiots ie republicans.

Also why dont you do a piece on corporate welfare which is twice the spending as social spending? Oh im yeah you don’t know that, thats right.

Journalism my ass

Adam on February 15, 2013 at 2:51 am

Ps Debbie if you see this, it is clear that you take pride in being a white human being, keep in mind that it is temporary one day you will die, hope all your bigotry will help you lead to the place where you want to go. I seriously do feel sorry for you what have people done to you to make you hate other races so much? I cant understand how a person could be filled with such hatred.

Adam on February 15, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Of course Adam, there is a death threat in your sewage. Also, if you feel sorry for someone, why do you wish their death? Adam, you understand hatred perfectly well, since you project your’s on to others.

    Worry01 on February 15, 2013 at 3:22 am

Debbie, why give Jennifer Rubin such a grilling? Yeah she has made mistakes, but please…

I mean the majority of American Jews voted for the Jew-hater Obama (why he has nominated Hagel and Brennan in the first place as we all know), so they are guilty of far worse. And they could care less about the Hagel nomination. The majority of your fellow American Jews are guilty of far far far worse than Rubin is, and even Joel Pollak isn’t nearly as bad as the majority of American Jews (at least he never ever supported Obama). And yes Pollak is full of it, since Mandela really is a Jew-hater (who had Jews defend him, they were his legal team, in the Rivonia trial when he and his fellow ANC comrades were tried and sent to prison).

And here in Israel, we are rolling out the red carpet for Jew-hater Obama, watch Netanyahu grovel and fawn before him, it will make you throw up, right before Obama sticks the knife in. So we are also pathetic, we shouldn’t have Obama come over, say, no you are not welcome.

After all what’s Obama going to do? Nominate a Jew-hater as Secretary of Defense, nominate a Jew-hater for the head of the CIA, froth about the Jooooos building homes, help put Muslim fanatics into power in Egypt and give Jew-hating tyrants in the region the White House’s support? Uh oh wait…

Bottom line: the majority of American Jews could clearly care less about the fate of Israel and too many of us Israeli Jews (including in government) grovel before those who hate us. Rubin’s ‘crimes’ pale next to insignificance compared to most American Jewry, including AIPAC, the cowards.

Larry in Tel Aviv on February 15, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Let’s all try to brush up a little on our reading comprehension skills, Larry in Tel Aviv. I guess if you want to call it a ‘mistake’ that Jennifer Rubin talks out of both sides of her mouth, you can do that, but I would call it opportunism, and deliberate and blatant lack of concern for those ‘American Jews’ that you villify, who depend on people like Rubin for information and objective analysis.

    Two wrongs don’t make a right. Most of us learn this in grade school, or used to before PC educational methods took over. When Debbie criticizes AIPAC (as she has) will you ask why is she criticizing AIPAC when people such as Rubin are just as guilty? By your ‘logic’, no one should be criticized if there are others just as culpable. All or none, apparently. No specific person singled out.

    Yessir, that’s just how the liberals like it.

    And the most despicable thing is that to you followers are worse than leaders. Not to excuse American Jews who foolishly voted for Obama, but leadership does play a role. A good leader can often mobilize public opinion, and persuade ‘followers’ to reconsider previous positions. Kind of basic isn’t it?

    Let’s give everyone an exemption from criticism as long as there is someone worse, or someone whose sins are of greater magnitude. A good way to stifle criticism isn’t it?

    Little Al on February 15, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Little Al, you’re dealing with sometime troll Larry from Tel Aviv. No point in reading his garbage much less spending time replying to it.

      skzion on February 15, 2013 at 11:33 am

        OK, didn’t recall seeing his name before.

        Little Al on February 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Jennifer Rubin stinks of Romney and failure. As you may recall, she was hollering just a few short months ago that it was Romney or ruin. The real question that needs to be answered is how anyone could ever believe her again. Her credibility should be a smoking ruin by now.

      I’d like to see the Republicans in the Senate actually hang together for once and block this nomination. At the end of “The Viper of Milan,” the central villain stood “at the peak of his power. And yet, in the magnificence of his surroundings are barely discernable the elements of his future decline.”
      – Michael Straight, “Trial by Television”

      For America’s sake, I hope that the same is true of Obama in February of 2013. Just looking for that initial crack in the dam. Shoot, I’ll make one myself if I think of a way. Defeating the nomination of this stinker would be a nice start.

      Sta t us MoNkieY on February 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm

One thing reading Debbie’s article above was this blooper – Mandela was a friend of Israel? Throughout the Cold War, the ANC was as hostile to Israel as the PLO, particularly outspoken in the Non- Aligned movement.

This episode once again shows Republicans as a bunch of frauds. Grammnesty & McClain had no problems w/ Hagel’s support when it came to filibustering John Bolton, but now, when Hagel is appointed by a Democrat, Grammnesty suddenly has issues? Sorry, I just don’t buy that it’s being done for any other reason than to shore up support from within the GOP ranks. Ironically, it is somewhat poetic justice to see Hagel receive the same treatment that he had subjected Bolton to.

But I do agree w/ Jon that Hagel will be confirmed, and it’s just as well. Once he is, his senate seat will be up for grabs, and hopefully, a GOP member who is not Judeophobic as Hagel is can get the seat. That’s the one good thing about Obama nominating elected Judeophobic Republicans to his cabinet – their seats are up for grabs.

Infidel on February 15, 2013 at 6:53 am

I watched Hagel’s testimony before the SASC. I was appalled by his inability to answer Graham’s questions about the Jewish Lobby. Worse, I don’t think he mispoke when he referred to Obama’s policy of containment with respect to Iran. I believe that is the policy. Obama is not going to do anything significant to prevent Iran from obtaining an atomic bomb.
Last night I watched C Span. The only thing that the Democrats in the Senate could say in defense of Hagel is that he served in Viet Nam. By that logic, they should have all voted for McCain in 2008. Their motto seems to be My Party Right or Wrong and to heck with the nation. Finally, Obama’s choice of Kerry, Hagel, and Brennan indicate where he wants to take this nation as if we didn’t already know.

Pete on February 15, 2013 at 9:01 am

The one lesson to be drawn from the nomination of Hagel and Kerry as well as Obama’s actions to date is that Israel is alone against Iran and should not look to this country for any help.

Jerry G on February 15, 2013 at 10:02 am

@Larry from Tel Aviv,
Your post made me feel a little fatalistic and reminded me of a scene from the movie Glory. Fatalism is often the last refuge of the powerless.

Dying by the thousands! Dying for *you*, fool! I know, ’cause I dug the graves. And all this time I keep askin’ myself, when, O Lord, when it’s gonna be our time? Gonna come a time when we all gonna hafta ante up. Ante up and kick in like men. LIKE MEN! You watch who you call a nigger! If there’s any niggers around here, it’s YOU. Just a smart-mouthed, stupid-ass, swamp-runnin’ nigger! And if you not careful, that’s all you ever gonna be!

Frankz on February 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Frankz, it seems you are responding to a post from Tel Aviv Larry that has been removed.

    Anyway, don’t let ol’ Larry’s high dudgeon fool you. The problems of Israel are self-inflicted. The Jew-hater Hagel is a philosemite compared with the average member of the political-social elite in Israel.

    It is the passive Israeli citizen who has endangered Israel. I think Jews here should be LESS supportive of Israel. We are required to love our fellow Jew. Therefore, we should reject a banana republic like Israel that does not protect Jewish life and only encourages the Muslims.

    skzion on February 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm

America is in BIG trouble. I believe they are at the point of NO RETURN!! The next thing coming is God’s wrath and judgment upon what used to be a great nation. Weep America!! Look to Jesus. Jesus is our ONLY HOPE!!! Without Jesus we ALL end up in hell to burn forever!! Can ayone imagine burning in hell forever and forever for all etrninty? It will be HORRIBLE!!

Last word on February 16, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Lw, you will be judged very harshly.

    BTW, I am in favor of the expulsion of all xtian missionaries from Israel.

    But then, I am also in favor of the expulsion of all Muslims and the destruction of all mosques in Israel as well.

    skzion on February 17, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Nice rant, Debbie.

Hagel will be nominated. A sitting Sec. of Defense is already on record addressing the War Against Israel saying: “…no group in this country should be permitted to influence our policy to the point it could endanger our national security.”

It is a waste of time to study Hagel’s anti-Semitism. There have been SEVERAL anti-Semitic Secretaries of Defense. There is precedent; lots of it.

It is worthwhile is to note which Senators stand up against Hagel’s nomination on account of his known anti-Semitism.

And of course, there is the fact that the President once again, didn’t care that one of his nominees for the Cabinet holds overtly anti-Semitic views.

C ya,

There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

There is NO Santa Claus on February 16, 2013 at 1:40 am

Debbie I have always held back on questioning you since it’s your blog and you’re pretty and anyways I figured once we were dating I would be advising you, etc, and didn’t want to poison the well. But I’ve been on this blog since Hammertime and see no light at them end of your tunnel. So whatever happened in the past both JRubin and the RJC have come out swinging against Hagel. And I’ve read JR’s stuff and she’s down the line conservative/right wing and she appears to practice Conservadox Judaism if you read between her lines. Taking money from the RJC just makes her smart. And, not to shock you Debbie, but the RJC is there to pimp out Republicans, not to take principled stands, which may explain their hosting undesirables like Issa, etc. Debbie we should go out for coffee tonight and you can scratch my eyes out for Fisking you and we’ll both feel better.

A1 on February 16, 2013 at 4:21 am

@A1
I’m kind of concerned by your post.
What light exactly are you expecting to see?
If guys like Larry from Tel Aviv are right and the bottom line is most Jews in America have abandoned Israel then what difference does it make if Jennifer Rubin gets a grilling apart from the fact that she may be in his good books for a moment?
If you say the RJC is out there to pimp Republicans then I have to ask you what exactly the going rate is?

Hagel is there to hollow out the military and effectively remove American military influence from the middle east so I commend Rubin’s stand in opposing him but I don’t know anything about her so I don’t know what if she’s taking a principled stand or not.

Also doesn’t Debbie already have a significant other? Just asking.

Frankz on February 16, 2013 at 8:16 am

Why should Saudi Arabia get US planes and weapons? Why should EGYPT=the Muslim Brotherhood get F-16s and tanks? Israel does a lot of scientific and military research which they share with the US. Israel shares other valuable strategic information with the US. Why shouldn’t the US repay Israel in some way? What do those primitive sandkissing Korananimals do for the world except export jihad?

charlotte on February 19, 2013 at 2:30 am

There is no denying the powerful influence of the Pro-Israeli lobby in the United States. The second someone says anything negative about Israel they are immediately denounced as anti-Semitic and “Jew-haters” as an intimidation tactic to silence them. Thank God this trend is finally changing and people are finally starting to wake up and not be afraid to speak out.

truth on March 4, 2013 at 8:53 am

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